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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

John Mills

Court OKs hospital annexation

The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the decision Thursday of a Lafayette County chancery judge who approved the annexation of the land where the new Baptist hospital is being built into the city. (July 18, 2014, Page 1A)

Class of 2013 says goodbye to LHS

About 200 students received their high school diplomas from Lafayette High School Friday night. (May 20, 2013, Page 1A)

‘Dores coping with loss of a friend, teammate

This has been a difficult week for the Lafayette County community, not because of something football related, but because of the death of LHS student John Mills.

Mills was a member of the LHS powerlifting team and while he quit playing football following his sophomore season, he was still a constant presence around the program. (September 20, 2012, Page 8)

Hundreds mourn loss of Lafayette High School senior

Jonathan Alexander “John” Mills, 18 died on Saturday and hundreds attended his funeral to support the family on Wednesday. (September 20, 2012, Page 1)

LHS senior dies in car wreck

A Lafayette High School senior, John Mills, 18, was killed Saturday night when his car went off the side of the road on CR 325 at about 10:30 p.m. for unknown reasons. A candlelight vigil is being held in his memory at 7 p.m. tonight at the high school. (September 17, 2012, Page 1A)

Lafayette finishes fourth at state meet

The Lafayette Commodores tied for fourth place at Saturday’s MHSAA Class 4A state meet. LHS scored 14 points to tie Columbia. (more…) (April 16, 2012, Page 9)

LHS boys muscle past divisional foes

Lafayette continued to flex its muscle in boys powerlifting with a first-place finish in the Region 2-4A meet held this past weekend.

The Commodores totaled 63 points, 16 more than second-place finisher Lewisburg. Senatobia was third with 45 points, while Cleveland finished with 25. (more…) (February 21, 2012, Page 10)

LHS girls powerlifters claim second place

The success Lafayette’s powerlifting team had in its first meet last week paid dividends on Monday with a second-place finish in the Lady Wildcat Invitational held at Calhoun City.

The Lady Commodores totaled 55 points, second to Charleston’s 63. Oxford finished third with 30 points, while Pontotoc (24) and Calhoun City (10) rounded out the teams at the meet.

Cate Clay lifted in the 97-pound weight class for the Lady Commodores and finished first with a 425-pound total. Meg Norphlet competed in the 105 class and was first with a total of 500. San Hairston competed in the 123 class as did Jada McIntosh. Hairston was second with a 595, while McIntosh totaled 500. (more…) (February 1, 2012, Page 7)

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